PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs) is interesting. A survey revealed that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past 12 months. The most common approaches suggested were acupuncture, yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and massage. Female physicians were more inclined than their male counterparts to suggest for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less inclined to recommend chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it has been documented that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain brings about lower cost of care as well as clinically comparable pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration in costs savings, pain relief, and confidence in the care they receive.
Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Kim Lombardy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who interacts with physicians of all professions to help patients and especially his patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered her after her hip surgery. His application of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his care special.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, check out these Danish reports about the advantages of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were contrasted to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits enhanced the happiness to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors point out that the research study was “kept secret for the participant in accordance with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study considered issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may impact doctors’ divorce statistics in the months following the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also reported to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Belief in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists! These authors’ final recommendation was to join in the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor’s office, it is a good thing for all!
CONTACT New Hampshire Spine and Sport
Schedule your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment today with New Hampshire Spine and Sport. New Hampshire Spine and Sport hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. New Hampshire Spine and Sport welcomes all referrals from physicians for Southern New Hampshire chiropractic spinal manipulation which New Hampshire Spine and Sport prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Southern New Hampshire.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!